F1 team review - Red Bull
Mark Webber 2009 Season StatsLast updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:33 UK
BBC COMMENTATOR MARTIN BRUNDLE'S VIEW
"I've been impressed with Mark Webber this season. I wondered if his team-mate Sebastian Vettel might bury him but Webber has fought his side of the Red Bull garage well.
"He has scored two great victories, particularly at the Nurburgring where he absolutely trounced the field - including Vettel on his home turf - despite having to serve a drive-through penalty.
"He started the year with a broken leg and looking pasty as hell when I interviewed him for the BBC in January.
"He would have shaken anybody's hand off there and then for a guaranteed eight podiums and two victories.
"And I was very impressed how he held off Jenson Button off on the final lap of the final race of the season. It has been a great year for him.
"The Australian's credibility and confidence is way higher now than it was at the beginning of 2009."
WEBBER TAKES OUR DRIVERS' TEST
Webber is out to improve on a 2008 season that saw him fail to claim a podium
What three words would you use to describe what it's like to be a Formula 1 driver?
Exhilarating, concentration - you need a lot of that - breathtaking.
What is the biggest perk of the job?
The worst part of the job are the hotels and the best bit is racing each other.
How would you like to be remembered as an F1 driver?
As someone who was quick and always gave his best.
What is your most embarrassing sporting moment?
It has to be crashing off my mountain bike and breaking my leg in my own adventure race last November!
Who is the worst dressed Formula One driver?
Britney (aka Nico Rosberg).
Ayrton Senna or Alain Prost?
Spa or Monaco?
WEBBER STATS & FACTS
Previous teams: Minardi, Jaguar and Williams
Car number: 14
Born: 27/08/1976, Queanbeyan
Grand Prix debut: Australia 2002
Grands Prix entered: 140
If you weren't an F1 driver what would you be?
Who is the greatest sportsman of all time?
You have to look at what [Muhammad] Ali did. He was an unbelievable sportsman and an unbelievably powerful person, more outside the ring than in it.
He was just a phenomenal person. There was no media then in comparison to now and so to be as big as he was, I can't see anyone matching what Ali was.
What would be your perfect day off?
Train before breakfast then have a nice shower, nice brekkie, watch Australia playing some sort of sport on TV for most of the day, a bit of Xbox and then a nice meal with (partner) Anne.
Where is your favourite place to go on holiday?
Oman and Australia.
Apart from a house what is the most expensive thing that you own?
What is your favourite item of clothing?
A cashmere jumper which Flavio (Briatore, his manager) bought me for Christmas
What is your favourite music to drive to?
Anything that's in the charts. Nothing romantic, something a bit quick.
Which famous person - dead or alive - would you like to have dinner with and why?
Hitler - I'd ask him why.
Tell us something about yourself that most F1 fans might not know
I don't own a (hair) brush - and haven't done for 10 years.
Steve McQueen or Paul Newman?
Boxers or briefs?
Angelina Jolie or Keira Knightley?
James Bond or Austin Powers?
Austin Powers - he's met Madonna!